Equipment

 

Tests and recommendations. All the reviews focus on the usability of the tested equipment in the context of challenging unsupported expeditions. Thus, I focus mostly on their weight, durability, overall simplicity, dependability, and versatility.

I bought many of these items myself, for full (or nearly full) price. Various other items were received for free, for the purpose of testing (indicated in the text). In both cases, I always recommend each item only if it is worth recommending in the objective sense. Specifically, for any of these items, I always take them by choice of my expeditions (i.e., I do not actively seek better options, which I would do whenever I feel that an item performs suboptimally).

[Boots] La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube

[Boots] La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube

An ultralight and very warm boot that will get you to mountain peaks in below -55 C, in Siberia and anywhere else.

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[Packraft] Anfibio Nano SL

[Packraft] Anfibio Nano SL

An ultralight beast-of-a-packraft that will transform your trekking and hiking even in rough terrain.

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[Boots] La Sportiva Pyramid GTX

[Boots] La Sportiva Pyramid GTX

A monster hiking boot that works great on trekking expeditions in the harshest terrain in Siberia

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[Paddle] Anfibio Fly

[Paddle] Anfibio Fly

An ultralight and robust expedition paddle

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[Boots] La Sportiva Tempesta GTX

[Boots] La Sportiva Tempesta GTX

A great winter running shoe that can also be used as a hiking boot in rough conditions,

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[Stove] Suluk46 Una Stove

[Stove] Suluk46 Una Stove

The best bush stove available: the lightest, durable, efficient, and compact

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[Cold Protection] Robert's Down Clothes and Equipment

[Cold Protection] Robert's Down Clothes and Equipment

Best down equipment on the planet

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[Jacket] Robert's Midweight Down Jacket

[Jacket] Robert's Midweight Down Jacket

Lightest and warmest option for cold expeditions

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[Outer layer] Robert's Windproof Polar Outer Layer

[Outer layer] Robert's Windproof Polar Outer Layer

Best windproof clothes for polar expeditions and windy cold winters

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[Cap] Robert's Polar Cap

[Cap] Robert's Polar Cap

Best polar and cold winter cap on the planet

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